Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

NaNoEdMo… I think. Maybe… No, I’m Pretty Sure.

I won’t be participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)–at least not in the usual sense. I know my writing habits. To do 1667 words each day–or 2000 words a day to account for pattern-breaking days–I need 2 … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Hop! (#WritingWednesdays)

Recently I was tagged in a blog hop on Writing Processes by theology blogger David Russell Mosley. Check out his blog, Letters from the Edge of Elfland. The Writing Process Blog hop invites bloggers to answer four questions about what, … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on my 3 Day Novel Experience

I have just finished my 5th weekend writing for the International 3 Day Novel Contest (3DNC). As usual, I’m absolutely exhausted. Like I’ve been pummeled. I’ve done the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and it has its challenges. But there … Continue reading

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A Peak Around the Corner: My NaNoWriMo Reflections

It has been a difficult month since I first posted my Prewriting for NaNoWriMo and launched the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 Days. I find autumn hard, the dying light, our world plunging into darkness. While most people … Continue reading

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My NaNoWriMo Project: The Curse of Téarian, chapter 1

I am now midway through the month of November. While some are growing moustaches or preparing for exams, I am trying to write a novel in these slim 30 days. I posted my pre-writing process when I began, and thought … Continue reading

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Prewriting for NaNoWriMo

I think for most of us the appearance of books in a bookstore is a completely magical process. We know that somewhere—perhaps in a building behind the store, or on a fantasy island with high speed wireless internet—authors are suffering … Continue reading

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